Prof. Harry Austryn Wolfson, philosopher and one of the world’s leading scholars on comparative religion, died Thursday at Harvard University’s. Harry Wolfson was renowned throughout the world for the depth, scope, and wisdom of his monumental volumes on the structure and growth of philosophic. Harry Austryn Wolfson’s systematic presentation of the philosophy of Spinoza has long been a classic. It is with pride that we make it available again in a.

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Wolfson was a tireless scholar. Emigrating to the United States inhe studied at Harvard and, from toheld a traveling fellowship from Harvard, which enabled him to study and do research in Europe.

Only 3 left in stock – order soon. A complete bibliography of Wolfson’s work can be found in Schwarz In the introduction pp. Download our mobile app for on-the-go access to the Jewish Virtual Library. All this requires great sensitivity to the nuances and implications of the text and familiarity with the literature on which a given author drew.

His brother Nathan survived him aushryn 27 years, living to age until Being the first Judaica scholar to progress through an entire career at a top-tier university Mendes-Flohrin Wolfson is also hardy the fulfillment of the goals of the 19th-century Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Two studies in religious philosophy. The Mediaeval Academy of America undertook to sponsor this project and Wolfson was appointed its editor in chief.

Following the pattern established in his Philobut allowing for differences occasioned by Christian teachings, Wolfson devoted this volume to faith, the Trinity, and the incarnation, discussing not only the orthodox but also the heretical views.


He emigrated to the U. However, most of these commentaries existed only in manuscripts, and so Wolfson proposed the publication of a Corpus Commentarionum Averrois in Aristotelem in: In these notes Austryj discusses, with great erudition, the origin and development of the terms and arguments discussed by Crescas, and he clarifies Crescas’ often enigmatic text.

In he was appointed to the Harvard faculty, becoming professor of Hebrew literature and philosophy in Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The Philosophy of the Kalam

Bynine volumes of the series had appeared. A Group of Essays.

From to he also served as professor at the Jewish Institute of Religion. In Wolfson’s two-volume The Philosophy of Spinoza appeared. His early articles, several of which dealt with issues in the philosophies of Crescas and Spinoza, were followed by his first book, Crescas’ Critique of Aristotlewhich, though completed inwas not published wolfzon His next book, Philo: He is best known for his seminal work on the Jewish philosopher Philobut he also authored an astonishing variety of other works on CrescasMaimonidesAverroesSpinozathe Kalamthe Church Fathersand the foundations of Western religion.

Born in Belorussia, Wolfson received his early education at the Slobodka yeshivah.

After publishing more articles, Wolfson in completed another two-volume work, The Philosophy of the Church Fathers 2. Schwarz writes that even in his retirement, Wolfson was “still the first person to enter Widener library in the morning and the last to leave it at night.

Wolfson, Harry Austryn

Retrieved from ” https: Harry Wolfson was renowned throughout the world for the depth, scope, and wisdom of his monumental volumes on the structure and growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza. Akin to the method used to study the Talmud known as pilpulthis method rests on the assumptions that any serious author writes with such care and precision that “every term, expression, generalization or exception is significant not so much for what austrun states as for what it implies,” and that the thought of any serious author is consistent.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By the time he had completed his SpinozaWolfson had conceived the monumental task haryr investigating “the structure and growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza,” working, as he put it, “forwards, sideways, and backwards.

Wolfson was additionally known as a “daring” scholar, one who was not afraid to put forward a bold hypothesis with limited evidential support. Following the arrangement of Spinoza’s EthicsWolfson explained the content and structure of Spinoza’s thought and discussed extensively the antecedents on which he drew. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Wolfson, Harry Austryn

Please try your request again later. Low to High Price: The investigation of the background of Crescas’ thought involved Wolfson in an intensive study of the commentaries on Aristotle’s works written by the Islamic philosopher Averroes. Wolfson who developed the Pan Am Building in Manhattan in Like the scientific method, the “hypothetico-deductive” method proceeds by means of hypotheses which must be proved or disproved, and it must probe the “latent processes” of an author’s thought.

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